Army Corps of Engineers Water Resource Projects: Authorization and Appropriations
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attracts congressional attention because its civil works projects can provide economic benefits and affect the environment, locally and regionally, in addition to their water resource development purposes. The primary missions of the Corps are creating and maintaining navigable channels, reducing flood and storm damage, and restoring aquatic ecosystems. Congress directs the agency through authorizations, appropriations, and oversight of studies, construction projects, and other activities. This report gives an overview of Corps congressional authorization and appropriations processes. It also explains the Corps project development process, as well as other agency activities under general authorities e.g., repair of damaged levees.
- Government and Political Science
- Civil Engineering